Led by a trained facilitator who creates a safe and supportive environment for all, participants in our Healthy Weight Loss Program meet for one hour each week for 12 weeks. Our facilitators guide discussions on goal setting, balanced eating, physical activity, stress, mindfulness and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the YMCA’s Healthy Weight Loss Program?
The YMCA’s Healthy Weight Loss Program helps people lose weight by making small, modest changes to their daily behaviors and forming sustainable, healthy habits.
How is this program different from other weight loss programs?
Everyone’s body works differently. The YMCA’s Healthy Weight Loss Program empowers individuals to design their own plans to achieve a healthier weight that they can maintain long-term, rather than prescribing or advocating for one specific method or short-term solution.
How does the program work?
Each group, which includes 8-16 people, meets one hour per week for 12 weeks. The group is led by a trained facilitator who creates a safe and supportive environment for all participants. During the 12 weeks, each group’s facilitator leads discussions on goal setting, balanced eating, physical activity, stress, mindfulness and more. Participants track their daily food intake and physical activity, as well as develop weekly action plans that incorporate concepts learned during each session.
Who facilitates the program?
Each group in the Healthy Weight Loss Program is led by a trained facilitator who has completed more than 30 hours of training specifically to lead this program. Who can enroll in the program? The program is open to anyone 18 years or older.
How much does the program cost?
The program is $99 for YMCA members and $189 for non-members.
Do I have to be a member of the Y to join the program?
No. For those who are not YMCA of Greater Brandywine members, the program cost is $189.
Is financial assistance offered for the program?
Yes. Visit the member services desk at your local YMCA branch for information.
Can a participant join a 12-week program at any time?
No. Participants must enroll before the second weekly class of the 12-week program. If it is after week 2, participants will begin when the next class starts.
Do participants have to take an assessment prior to starting the program?
No. An assessment is not required. The program is open to anyone interested in achieving a healthier weight.